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Fringe Show Reviews

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Wolves> Boys

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Laurence is waiting the arrival of Isaac, his one-time best friend from whom he has grown estranged.

He has been rehearsing how to greet his bro when a leery Isaac arrives. Laurence announces he wants them to retell their favourite ghost wolf story. The pair met while arguing over whether Isaac could fight a wolf, and they forged a relationship not unlike the alpha and sensitive beta males in a wolf pack. Mixed into their awkward reunion are flashbacks to the last time they saw each other, offering clues as to what drove them apart.

Actors/writers Cory Thibert and Tony Adams ask a lot of their audience to keep all the stories straight and understand what they are trying to say about the end of a male friendships. It doesn’t all come through clearly, but the two do forge a nice chemistry onstage that communicates the intimacy their characters once shared.

— Kevin Prokosh (Show reviewed during fringe festivals in Montreal and Ottawa last month.)

From the Fringe program:

In this coming-of-age-bromance-break-up romp, longtime best friends Isaac and Lawrence have fallen out of friendship. Following a series of well-intentioned (yet incredibly ill-calculated) grand gestures gone wrong, the two meet to tell their favourite ghost wolf story for the last time.

"It's a bit of a sinister set-up for what is essentially 50 minutes of laughter." (Fully Fringed, Ottawa)

WINNER Outstanding Duo Performance (Ottawa Fringe)

NOMINATED Outstanding New Creation (Rideau Awards)

Audience Classification: Mature

Length: 60 mins.

Tickets: $10

Warnings: Herbal Cigarettes, Coarse Language

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